Justin Bieber stands by his man, despite the advice of his managers and handler, the teeny-bopping-egg-throwing gangsta wannabe, has told his buddy that he can stay in his home. As reported by TMZ, Lil Za, has been given an “open pass” with the Bieber telling him he can squat at his Calabasas mansion just as long as he desires.
Lil Za, whose real name is Xavier Smith, was seen on the grounds of Justin’s mansion Thursday just a couple of days after getting released Tuesday night. Lil Za, who had been living in the gated community, was arrested when the LAPD raided Bieber’s home following a complaint form a neighbor. The neighbor told police that Justin had damaged his home to the tune of $20,000.00.
During the search of the singer’s home which followed, unprescribed Xanax was found and Lil Za allegedly admitted to being the owner of the drug. Lil Za was arrested and held on a $20,000.00 bail. Just a few moments away from being free, Za lost his temper and damaged a phone in the holding cell. Deputies re-booked Za for vandalism and upped his bail to $70,000.00
The egg throwing which started Za’s day behind bars passed the $400 threshold where it went from a misdemeanor to a felony. In California, if the damage to personal property is greater than $400 it becomes a felony. That could land Bieber in prison. Another option open to the California Attorney General’s office is to simply send him back to Canada.
Bieber, a Canadian citizen, is in America on a work visa. Any felony conviction could be grounds for deportation. But in the meantime, Bieber is standing by his man.
Justin’s net worth is estimated to be $130 million at the end of 2013. Not content with just being a singer, he is also an actor and songwriter. Forbes Magazine lists Bieber as the world’s ninth most powerful celebrity.
According to The Richest, an online celebrity tracker, Justin Bieber was paid $1.3 million for 157 shows YouTube Views (4.2 million). 122 of those shows were sold out for which the boy-wonder was paid $43 million in salary for the year. He got enough YouTube Views (4.2 million) to be paid another cool $14 million.
Justin Bieber was discovered by Scooter Braun, who subsequently became Bieber’s manger. Braun first came across Bieber one day while seeking potential new artists on YouTube. Initially signed by Raymond Braun Media Group, Bieber later also signed with L.A. Reid who offered him a recording contract.
My World was Justin Bieber’s first extended play album. Released in November 2009, it went platinum in the U.S. His first studio album, My World 2.0 was later released and also earned platinum status. My World 2.0 has been at the peak of the charts in many countries.
In November 2011, his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, was released and it immediately debuted as number one on the Billboard 200. In June 2012, his third album, Believe, was officially released and just like his recent album, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
While Justin Bieber makes a decision to stand by his man, apparently he will have plenty of money to get Lil Za out of jail, if the eggs start flying again.
By Jerry Nelson